A man who assaulted his 14 year old niece and the deputy investigating the case will make a court appearance next month. 50 year old John Michael Turner of A.B. Frazier Road, Smithville is charged with assault and domestic assault. Turner is under a $7,000 bond and his court date is November 14.
On October 24 a deputy was dispatched to A.B. Frazier Road due to a physical domestic. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a 14 year old girl who said that her uncle, Turner had pulled her from a chair, thrown her on the floor, and hit her in the back. She ran to a neighbor’s house for help and they called law enforcement. As the deputy walked up the stairs of the back porch to speak with him, Turner began cussing the officer and pushed him down.
31 year old Henry Thomas Butler of Chapman Hollow Road, Dowelltown is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver. His bond is $7,000 and he will be in court November 7.
On October 22 a detective was called to a residence on East Main Street in Dowelltown where an unknown man had shown up in the yard. Upon arrival the detective confronted the man, Butler and found in his front pocket a round container which held two crystal like rocks (meth) weighing 1.6 grams. Butler also dropped a cardboard container which held a plastic baggie with a crystal like rock that weighed 0.5 grams. The total weight of the methamphetamine found was 2.1 grams. Butler admitted that the meth belonged to him.